Not all relationships come to a happily ever after. The time comes when a couple needs to decide if they still go on or break their marriage. However, no matter what reasons why a couple split-up, a parent must know their responsibilities to their children.
May it be financial or emotional support, your child craves for your attention. As they grow up, they starting to ask for time and have bonding dates with you. To ensure that every visitation moment is worthwhile, here are some of tips that you can apply for your next visitation.
- Have a regular visitation schedule
Have a regular schedule where you must visit your child once in a while. This includes such as overnights during the weekend, one night per week, summer, birthday, and holiday visits. You have to remember that you must stick from it for your child always expecting you to come for every milestone of his or her life.
- Ride on to your child’s routine
As part of growing up, children were already established their passion, interest or hobbies. Try to keep time with your children like watching their favorite cartoons, play with their sports, or bring them to their favorite restaurant. These things can help you spend fun and quality time engaging with your children.
- Be warm to your ex-partner
Never let the kids see the anger and frustration inside you from the happenings of the past. Make sure you were able to be pleasant and nice to your ex so that your children would not be affected. A calm visitation to your kids would sustain good parenting rather than arguing and have heated conversation with your ex.
- Consider the needs base on your child’s age
Children have different needs of attention level and it varies from their ages. Infants need more frequent visits so that your child can easily recognize you as well as the healthy bond between the parent and child can be established. While older children want to spend time with you doing school or sports activities.
- Be extra when regular visitation were interrupted
Unexpected circumstances may interrupt your regular visitation schedule. Your child might get disappointed and mad at you. Make sure that you will give your best to cope as soon as possible. Be extra like giving small gifts as your apology. Also, you have to adjust quickly and plan ahead for new activities that your child might enjoy for your next visit.